The role of external oversight bodies in public schools

Professor Jaap Kuiper, who led the 2014 research on low academic achievement levels in public secondary schools in our jurisdiction, identified four prominent challenges inhibiting provision of quality and relevant education.

The main road blocks were identified as weak external oversight institutions, poor school governance, a dysfunctional curriculum with irrelevant and overcrowded content and modes of assessment with a bias on knowledge at the expense of skills.

Of these four critical issues, this edition would like to pay a little more attention to the place and role of external oversight bodies in public schools. The system of governance in private schools is different from that of public schools.

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